LMU Announces Lineup of Musical Performances for Fall

LMU Jazz Ensemble

HARROGATE, Tennessee, September 23, 2019— The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences announces the lineup of fall musical performances at the Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. All performances are free and open to the public.


The Core Ensemble will present Los Valientas Monday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m. Los Valientas is a chamber music theatre production for a solo actor and trio (cello, piano, percussion), exploring the artistic and political passions of Diego Rivera, the unwavering commitment to human rights of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and the pursuit of social justice by Mexican American desperado Joaquin Murrieta aka Zorro. Text is by José Cruz Gonzalez. Music for this show features songs and concert/vernacular music by a wide range of Latin American composers including Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Golijov. Since its founding in 1993, The Core Ensemble has been acclaimed for development of a new genre of chamber music theatre works, as well as a long history of commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music. The Core Ensemble draws on the talents of a stable of professional musicians and performers to celebrate diversity through chamber music theatre.


The Cashore Marionettes are scheduled for Monday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. In the performance Life in Motion, Joseph Cashore presents his collection of marionette masterworks. Characters of depth, integrity, and humanity are portrayed in a full evening unlike anything else in theater today. The performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss, and Copland. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, pathos, classic music, and poetic insight, The Cashore Marionettes take the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life. Life in Motion is a powerful, entertaining, surprising, theatrically satisfying, one-of-a-kind evening for adults and young adults.


The LMU Choirs will perform on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. The choirs will present a variety of musical selections that encompass contemporary and classic choral literature, some choices from the best of popular styles, and a few holiday pieces. Conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Young Kim, the LMU Choirs are a vibrant ensemble on campus and attract majors from all disciplines at LMU.


Ensemble Chaconne will present The Music of Shakespeare, Wednesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Chaconne enthralls audiences with dramatic period-instrument performances of music from Renaissance and Baroque Europe. Repertoire ranges from well-known masterpieces to recently discovered works. Peter H. Bloom (renaissance and baroque flutes), Carol Lewis (viola da gamba), and Olav Chris Henriksen (lute, theorbo, and early guitar) bring exhilaration and theatrical intensity to an intimate chamber setting.



The LMU Bands will perform on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. Both are under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music James McAllister. The concert will feature performances by the LMU Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band. The Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of classic big-band literature as well as contemporary jazz classics, including “In a Mellow Tone” and “Burritos to Go” as well as a few surprise selections. The Concert Band will perform a variety of classic wind band literature, some contemporary selections, popular selections, and a holiday piece as well.


For more information contact McAllister at 423.869.6799 or [email protected].


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].


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